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Phetchabun

3.5
Monuments · Landmarks · Bodies of Water

Popular things to do in Phetchabun

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Monument
Buddha Thamaracha
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Tat Mok National Park
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Body
Huai Pa Daeng Reservoir
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
City Pillar Shrine
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Phetchabun is a town in Thailand, capital of Phetchabun Province. It covers the tambon Nai Mueang of the Phetchabun district, along the Pa Sak River. As of 2005, it had a population of 23,823. Phetchabun lies 340 km north of Bangkok.EtymologyFrom historical evidence, it is believed that Phetchabun was established by two kingdoms, the Sukhothai Kingdom and the Ayutthaya Period of King Narai. Initially the province was called "Phe-cha-buth" as "Phuenchapura", which means "the town that grows plenty of crops", as the province is very fertile.GeographyThe Pa Sak River runs through the east side of Phetchabun from north to south. The town lies in a valley; the two ranges of the Phetchabun Mountains rise to both the east and west.ClimatePhetchabun has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is very hot with the average daily maximum at 37.2°C. The monsoon season runs from late-April through early October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, with nights remaining warm.TransportationThe main road through the city is Route 21, from Lom Sak to the north through Phetchabun to Chai Badan and Saraburi. Plan how to spend your time in Phetchabun and other destinations in Thailand using our Thailand journey planner.

Side trips from Phetchabun

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Spa / Wellness
Muay Thai Battle Conquer Bueng Sam Phan
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
Nam Nao National Park Nam Nao
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Mountain
Phu Thap Boek Lom Kao
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
National Park
Sai Thong National Park Nong Bua Rawe
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Phetchabun

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Educational Site
Rai Kamnan Chul
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Wat Mahathat
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
The Nakhonban Phetchabun Cultural Hall
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Anuson phu sia sala khaokho
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

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